(L) @larrybartleet / Twitter (M) Imeh Akpanudosen / Getty (R) @mandastephanie1 / Twitter
A few weeks ago, reality TV personalities Kylie and Kendall Jenner were scolded when they released classic band t-shirts with their faces superimposed on top of the band, or artist’s image. They were quickly taken down and made unavailable after a wave of hatred, and anger was rightfully flung towards them. Kelly Osbourne, and even Jim Morrison’s estate roasted the Jenner’s for using images that didn’t belong to them, and it left the Jenners in a pretty bad spot.
Well, things are getting worse, because a photographer (who works for TMZ) has officially filed a lawsuit towards the Jenners for using his image on one of their shirts. The photographer Mike Millar, claims the Jenners wrongfully used an image he took of Tupac. Millar is a well-known, highly regarded photographer who’s portfolio includes a wide variety of West Coast rappers like Easy E, Snoop Dogg and of course, Tupac. The shirts were priced at $125 on the girls’ website.
Jim Morrison did not die for this shit pic.twitter.com/FefcbtuFwj
— b (@riverofdelrey) June 28, 2017
This ‘brand-new vintage’ band t-shirt by Kendall Jenner is the oxymoron your English teacher deserves pic.twitter.com/wfJfebI6nc
— Larry Bartleet (@larrybartleet) June 29, 2017
— Pret-a-Reporter (@pretareporter) June 29, 2017
Kylie & Kendall are stupid if they think anyone is going to buy a t-shirt for $125 AND ruined the band cover with their initials boi byeee pic.twitter.com/gGUaz8lEvP
— Amanda Rendon (@mandastephanie1) June 28, 2017
Hopefully, this will create a domino effect, and encourage other photographers to research if their photos were used, and if they were, motivate them to file a lawsuit. Reports are saying the lawsuit could be worth millions! OUCH!
Hopefully justice is served, and others join in on the suing!
Also, alternative rock band Arcade Fire epically made a parody of these shirts, and are selling them on their current tour!
— Thomas (@thomasjsmith__) July 4, 2017